Industry education for sustainability (IEfS) project

The long-term aim is to contribute to the growth of green jobs in the City of Whittlesea and Melbourne’s North. This project is supported by RMIT University, City of Whittlesea, Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Hume Whittlesea Local Learning and Employment Network, Kildonan UnitingCare, Steplight Pty Ltd, Sustainability Victoria and Whittlesea Youth Commitment. The project is run in two stages – a planning stage and an implementation stage – and involves evaluation throughout.

The planning stage is the preparation necessary to gain the interest of key stakeholders in training young people to become home assessors through the igreen and Y Green programs (July December 2009).

The implementation stage involves running the igreen project in Epping and Mill Park Secondary Colleges throughout 2010. RMIT will auspice the training. The Y Green project will operate through Kildonan UnitingCare. The City of Whittlesea will recruit households for assessment. Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre will provide support for the project. Data collected for home assessments will be added to a national database managed by Steplight Pty Ltd.


Start By 2 September 2010
Completed By 2 January 2011
Funding City of Whittlesea, Sustainability Victoria and Whittlesea Youth Commitment
Researcher(s) Jan Moody, Leone Wheeler
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia